Perspective: North Korea’s Nuclear Threat | 9 September, 2022

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In this episode of the Perspective Prog. Based on ‘North Korea’s Nuclear Threat’. North Korea has passed a law officially declaring it a nuclear weapons state, a status that leader Kim Jong Un said is; irreversible; and that there would be no negotiations. He stressed his country will never abandon the nuclear weapons it needs to counter the US, which he accused of pushing to weaken the North’s defences and eventually collapse his government. He made the comments during a speech at North Korea’s rubber-stamp parliament, where members passed the legislation. The law included a provision that requires North Korea’s military to automatically execute nuclear strikes against enemy forces if its leadership comes under attack. A blitz of North Korean weapons tests since January included the firing of an intercontinental ballistic missile at full range for the first time since 2017. Washington and South Korean officials have repeatedly warned that the North is preparing to carry out what would be its seventh nuclear test and to understand the implications of this announcement.

1. Anil Trigunayat, Former Ambassador
2. Ajey Lele, Senior Fellow, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA)
3. Sandip Kumar Mishra, Associate Professor, Centre for East Asian Studies, JNU

Anchor: Kriti Mishra
Producer: Sagheer Ahmad
Guest Coordinator: Anshuman

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